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32BitsOnline: FUD Attack from the Empire

Oct 06, 1999, 21:29 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clifford Smith)

"I was going to rebuff the Microsoft fuddsters with a point-by-point rebuttal of their first OPEN attack on Linux on their website, but I can't get through it without laughing myself sick."

"If you all think back to the DOJ trial and what a juggernaut Linux seemed to be when these chimps were defending themselves in court, you might see little differences in their posture. I guess the attitude is "that was then, this is now"....and we all know "the truth" is as flexible and malleable as any press release they'd like to put out. This is the only corporate policy that makes sense of these two very different attitudes - that lying is good if it keeps market share, or fools the judge..."

"We live in wonderful times if these (highly paid) folks have to spend this much time and effort to debunk the "myth" that a little "Unix-like" operating system could actually be a threat to this trillion dollar company."

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